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Ortho Scholar Patient Referral Scholarship (ID 1871)

Scholarship Description

Start Date:
Ortho Scholar sponsors $1,000 college scholarships that are structured in a manner to prompt students into generating real world solutions to various obstacles found within the business realm and professional field of orthodontia, specifically within the areas of orthodontic marketing, local promotion, and orthodontist websites. The scholarships are funded by Ortho Scholar and by various orthodontists across the United States. Those orthodontists may have access to the student essay submissions and may choose to implement the solutions presented by the students.

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Min GPA:
Current student at an accredited college in the United States
Includes accredited universities and accredited graduate schools
Student may be in any degree program
Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5
Based on a 4.0 scale
Complete and submit application form and 500 to 1,000 word essay
Due by March 31st annually
Special Criteria:
Essay Topic: In 500 to 1,000 words, explain a creative and likely effective tactic that an orthodontic practice can realistically implement in order to increase the number of new patient referrals it receives from its existing patients or from individuals in the community. Bear in mind that most states in the U.S. restrict orthodontists from offering incentives in exchange for referrals.

We recommend speaking to an orthodontist, orthodontic assistant, dental assistant, or orthodontist office staff member about whether the tactic you present is viable and potentially effective.